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Elegy (VIC, Australia)

Tour Coordinators

4 Mar 2017 - 31 Dec 2018

Short Synopsis

"He had arrived. It was so bitterly cold that he thought he'd never be warm again. They ask him why he left his country - for dates, times, reasons... but it's buried. They say he's telling lies but that's not what he is doing."

Elegy is a poetic love letter to the victims of homophobic murders that regularly take place in liberated Iraq. Told from the perspective of one who got away, his is a moving and extraordinary story of love, loss and exile; a journey through a no-man's-land of empty train stations, border crossings and bomb-blasted towns.

Reviews Feature

“This is a finely polished, extremely accomplished and deeply moving piece of theatre;
it deserves to tour widely.” ★★★★ Arts Hub

“A disconcertingly powerful work brings its audience so close that it's impossible to
keep the story at a safe or forgettable distance. “ ★★★★ The Age

"Rarely is a vision so perfectly realised by all creatives - and the result is something very special. If you only see one offering this Midsumma, make it Elegy... it is superb theatre and important storytelling." Stage Whispers

Written By
Douglas Rintoul
Composed By
Russell Goldsmith
Directed By
John Kachoyan
Designed By
Rob Sowinski & Bryn Cullen
Nick Simpson-Deeks
Availability Status
Available at short notice


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